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Hundreds of sea lions found dead on Peru's coast

South American sealions basking in sunshine.
South American sea lions basking in sunshine. Image by Geoff Gallice / CC BY 2.0

Environmental police in Peru are investigating the deaths of 500 sea lions found on Anconcillo beach in the country’s Ancash region. The governor of the region has accused fishermen of poisoning the animals, which often come close to shore for food. A similar incident occurred in the Piura region earlier this month and officials are still investigating those deaths.. Read more: bbc.com